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West Nile virus (WNV) is primarily transmitted t...

Posted: May 31, 2018 9:57 AM
Updated: May 31, 2018 9:57 AM

West Nile virus (WNV) is primarily transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.

About 2,000 people have died of West Nile virus in the United States since it was first detected in New York City in 1999.

Facts:
West Nile virus is usually spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes.

It is not spread person-to-person through casual contact.

In rare cases, WNV can be spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, exposure in a lab setting or from mother to infant.

Symptoms of West Nile infection include: fatigue, fever, headache, body aches, rash and swollen lymph nodes.

80% of infected people do not display any symptoms.

According to the CDC, less than 1% of infected people develop a serious neuroinvasive illness, such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord).

There is no vaccine or specific treatment for WNV.

The most effective method of prevention is to avoid mosquito bites, by using insect repellent and by wearing protective clothing when outdoors.

1937 - The first case of West Nile virus is reported in Uganda. It is common throughout Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.

August 1999 - The first cases of West Nile encephalitis in the Western Hemisphere are reported in the Bronx and Queens boroughs of New York City. It is not known how the virus arrived in the United States.

Statistics: (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

2017 (prelim) - 2,002 cases of WNV were reported in 47 states and the District of Columbia, with 121 deaths.
2016 - 2,149 cases of WNV were reported in 45 states and the District of Columbia, with 106 deaths.

2015 - 2,175 cases of WNV were reported in 44 states and the District of Columbia, with 146 deaths.

2014 - 2,205 cases of WNV were reported in 44 states and the District of Columbia, with 97 deaths.

2013 - 2,469 cases of WNV were reported in 47 states and the District of Columbia, with 119 deaths.

2012 - 5,674 cases of WNV were reported in 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with 286 deaths.

2011 - 712 cases of WNV were reported in 43 states and the District of Columbia, with 43 deaths.

2010 - 1,021 cases of WNV were reported in 40 states and the District of Columbia, with 57 deaths.

2009 - 720 cases of WNV were reported in 37 states and the District of Columbia, with 32 fatalities.

2008 - 1,356 cases of WNV were reported in 45 states and the District of Columbia, with 44 fatalities.

2007 - 3,630 cases of WNV were reported in 43 states, with 124 fatalities.

2006 - 4,269 cases of WNV were reported in 43 states and the District of Columbia, with 177 fatalities.

2005 - 3,000 cases of WNV were reported in 43 states and the District of Columbia, with 119 fatalities.

2004 - 2,539 cases of WNV were reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia, with 100 fatalities.

2003 - 9,862 cases of WNV were reported in 45 states and the District of Columbia, with 264 fatalities.

2002 - 4,156 cases of WNV were reported in 39 states and the District of Columbia, with 284 fatalities.

2001 - 66 cases of WNV were reported in 10 states, with 10 deaths.

2000 - 21 cases of WNV were reported in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, with two fatalities.

1999 - 62 cases of WNV were reported in New York state, with seven deaths.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307519

Reported Deaths: 7096
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto20784248
Hinds19894408
Harrison17493302
Rankin13316275
Jackson13099243
Madison9896210
Lee9859169
Jones8293160
Forrest7523146
Lauderdale7189237
Lowndes6265144
Lamar610784
Lafayette6028117
Washington5280132
Bolivar4770129
Oktibbeha455297
Panola4442103
Pearl River4420139
Warren4281118
Marshall4273100
Pontotoc416472
Monroe4057132
Union403775
Neshoba3988176
Lincoln3871108
Hancock372185
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329389
Tate322781
Pike3181104
Scott310572
Yazoo304368
Alcorn297764
Itawamba296876
Copiah293065
Coahoma289677
Simpson287484
Tippah284868
Prentiss275659
Marion265979
Wayne261341
Leake261173
Grenada254982
Covington254580
Adams245982
Newton244859
George237847
Winston225981
Tishomingo222067
Jasper219748
Attala213373
Chickasaw204857
Holmes186471
Clay182454
Stone179131
Clarke176876
Tallahatchie175540
Calhoun163230
Yalobusha158836
Smith158634
Walthall130543
Greene129433
Lawrence126323
Noxubee125933
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120826
Amite120141
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105432
Tunica102525
Claiborne101330
Benton97225
Kemper95226
Humphreys94332
Franklin81923
Quitman78916
Choctaw72817
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64727
Sharkey49617
Issaquena1686
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 519071

Reported Deaths: 10712
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson754131487
Mobile37774798
Madison33868494
Tuscaloosa25283443
Montgomery23969565
Shelby23112238
Baldwin20638300
Lee15524165
Calhoun14286311
Morgan14140268
Etowah13664345
Marshall11957219
Houston10383278
Elmore9994200
Limestone9814147
Cullman9475188
St. Clair9429234
Lauderdale9218227
DeKalb8747181
Talladega8060171
Walker7092275
Jackson6755110
Autauga6727103
Blount6488135
Colbert6205130
Coffee5401112
Dale4768110
Russell428938
Franklin419982
Chilton4083109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
Escambia388074
Dallas3527149
Chambers3500122
Clarke346360
Marion3066100
Pike305875
Lawrence295395
Winston272372
Bibb256458
Marengo248661
Geneva245875
Pickens232959
Barbour224955
Hale218775
Butler212366
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171540
Washington164038
Macon154848
Clay149454
Crenshaw149357
Cleburne146041
Lamar139334
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99328
Greene90734
Choctaw58724
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